New York Jets HC Rex Ryan spoke to reporters earlier, and started the conference call by stating that the team will not announce roster news today:
Rex Ryan: 'We're not announcing any transactions today."— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 29, 2014
Rex also didn't say what will happen with CB Dimitri Patterson, as he has not even spoken to him yet.
Rex says he has not spoken to Patterson about the remarks he made Friday. #Jets— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 29, 2014
Dimitri made a statement yesterday essentially saying that Rex and GM John Idzik were lying when they said that Patterson had gone AWOL prior to last week's game. Patterson is suspended until Monday, and if I remember correctly, that would make him exempt from the 53-man list, giving the team some flexibility with the roster. My guess is that they won't actually cut him until they can add another cornerback they like, and I'm sure they are also exploring how to recoup as much money as they can.
Speaking of cornerbacks, Ryan also said he was not sure when CB Dee Milliner will return.
Rex says it's still too early to tell if Milliner will be back for Week 1. #nyj— Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) August 29, 2014
I'm guessing even when they do know for sure he would be playing, the team won't announce it until they are required to do so before game time. Until then, we'll see if and how much he practices.
Likewise, Rex had no real update on OLB Antwan Barnes.
Rex tells reporters OLB Antwan Barnes (PUP/knee) has made significant strides. Hopeful he can return soon.— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 29, 2014
Rex mentioned DE Trevor Reilly, DL T.J. Barnes and OL Dalton Freeman, but no player really stood out for him.
Rex compliments Trevor Reilly. Says he played a ton of snaps even though they had him out of position for most of the night at DE. #NYJ— Chris Lopresti (@CLoprestiWFAN) August 29, 2014
Rex also complimented TJ Barnes + Dalton Freeman. "Did anyone have a breakout game? ...I wouldnt say so."— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) August 29, 2014
Idzik has put a plug on media leaks since taking over the team, so I don't think we'll find out anything until the team or the players themselves announce that they have been cut. Meanwhile, we can just talk about cheesesteaks or something.
Mmmmm RT @benshpigel: The Jets have a cheesesteak defense? The Jets have a cheesesteak defense.— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 29, 2014
That concludes the least informative conference call of the year. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 29, 2014
Enjoy the rest of your day.